Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Read an excerpt from Sword of Soter (Sacred Armor Triology #2) by Ralene Burke #SOSPrism

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Welcome to the book tour for Sword of Soter by Ralene Burke! This is the second book in her Sacred Armor trilogy. Please enjoy an exclusive excerpt that I have for you. Follow the tour for even more, including my interview with her at Candrel's Crafts, Cooks, and Characters. Plus there's a great giveaway at the end!

Sword of Soter

(Sacred Armor Trilogy #2)
By Ralene Burke
YA Fantasy, Christian
Paperback & ebook, 275 Pages
September 25th 2019 by Elk Lake Publishing Inc




Karina, Tristian, Rashka, and Sam venture forth into the wilderness of Soter on the next leg of their quest to retrieve the Armor of the Creator. With the ancient evil already affecting the kingdom, nothing in Soter is what it seems—from what skulks beneath the canopies of the woods to what lies within the sleek white and gold of the capitol city to the people Karina and Tristan have known since they were children.

Danger lurks around every corner. Discerning who to trust is paramount to staying alive and discovering the location of the Temple of Soter. Yet, to Karina’s horror, Faramos’s reach finds them time and again. The longer they are forced to dawdle, the more people are affected by the growing panic in Soter, and the closer Faramos is to taking over the Three Kingdoms. Can Karina retrieve the information they need while Tristan keeps his brother at bay? Or will the entire quest disintegrate before they even arrive at the temple?

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Read an excerpt:
From Chapter 14:

Holding his monocle, the man offered a deep bow, to which Karina nodded. There was something familiar about him. “Greetings, Queen Karina. How nice to see you again. You are welcome indeed. I am sure you have forgotten by now, but I am Bormain, steward of the roy—by the Creator, Tristan Lemur, is that you?”

Karina fought to maintain her composure as she turned to Tristan, who stiffened before holding out his hand in greeting. “Bormain, my good man, it is good to see you again.”
Bormain looked a bit flustered. “I did not realize we had two royal guests.” He quirked a brow. “Much less that you were traveling together.”

Several memories resurfaced concerning this strict steward—especially getting into trouble for childhood antics with the princess. Karina stepped forward, brandishing a warm smile. “I have an urgent quest that requires the king’s assistance. Tristan and Rashka, Guardian of Shadowed Forest, are providing escort.” 
Bormain frowned. “I apologize, Your Majesty. The king is not seeing anyone today. Perhaps if you shared your need with me, I can be of assistance.”

“I thank you for your offer, sir. However, the quest is of a sensitive nature. I must insist on seeing the king himself.”

His frown deepened, making the wrinkles around his mouth even more apparent. “Really, Your Majesty, I must insist.”

“If I cannot see the king today, I will have to wait to see him tomorrow.”

“But he may not be seeing anyone—”

“He will have to see me at some point. The fate of the three Kingdoms depends on it!” Karina narrowed her eyes at the steward, and the man practically shrank under her glare.

“Very well, Your Majesty. Of course, the king would insist you stay here in the palace. Let me show you to your rooms.” He turned to Tristan. “Would you like your usual rooms as well?”

Tristan shook his head. “No, I need to stay with Queen Karina.”

“Of course. We will put you in one of the larger suites granted the royalty of Aletheia then. It is wise to keep everyone together.”

Was that an observation or a warning?

Other Books in the Series

Armor of Aletheia
(Sacred Armor Trilogy #1)
By Ralene Burke
YA Fantasy, Christian
Paperback & ebook, 268 Pages
August 29th 2018 by Elk Lake Publishing Inc.

The death of her king changes Karina’s life forever. Fleeing the royal house, she must leave her life behind to seek out the Armor of the Creator—to save the very people who now hunt her.

Faramos, the evil warlock waiting to unleash hell, knows the Creator has already chosen his warrior, so he sends his bounty hunter to retrieve her. After Tristan abducts her, he witnesses Karina’s gentle nature and strong independence, and he finds he can’t complete his assignment.

Together, they set out to retrieve the armor and defeat the hordes of creatures sent to destroy them. But is Tristan’s heart secure as he faces certain death for defending the queen? And will Karina have the courage to become all the Creator intends her to be? Failure will condemn the world to eternal darkness.

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About the Author

Whether she’s wielding a fantasy author’s pen, a social media wand, or a freelance editor’s sword, Ralene Burke always has her head in some dreamer’s world. And her goal is to help everyone #SHINEBeyond their circumstances! Her fantasy novels are available on Amazon.

When her head’s not in the publishing world, she is wife to a veteran and homeschooling mama to their three kids. Her Pinterest board would have you believe she is a master chef, excellent seamstress, and all-around crafty diva. If she only had the time . . . You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or at her website.

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Tour Giveaway

One winner will win a prize pack that will include print copies of Armor of Aletheia and Sword of Soter, a plush blanket, a tumbler with candy, a journal, and a pen all inside a half-bushel basket inlaid with a gorgeous book print material.
US only
Ends November 6, 2019

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  1. Thank you for hosting Sword of Soter this week! :)

  2. I'm excited to read this one! Thank you for hosting.